Monday, 25 May 2009

BO BUNNY BABY word albums

I created these back in March and have cherished them for some time...i've some more to post later... in a fairy theme on a BELIEVE template they take a long time as there's lots of imagination and quiet time goes into detailing each page...this is how i relax so i love every moment of it!

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Hello kitty

I've been creating some lovely little hello kitty die cuts and indulging my 'little girl' all us girls have one inside that never quite gets enough attention!.I've created these 3 little albums to inspire my plans for larger albums with keepsaking children's early years in mind (i've to work on some different themes for little boys).The paper bags are the 4.5 x 4.5 inch ones simular to those in the previous posting, again only 3 were used.Here i've used some hand embossing to decorate the pages and little pannels with glitter accents and ensured the colour of the bags borders most of the pages.

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here are some photos detailing the techniques and ideas for some of the pages.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

paper bag project

Below are the stages to creating a sturdy little album out of 4.5 x 4.5 coloured paper bags...I only needed 3 bags to create a 10 sided album.

1.I pre cut some bright blue card cut to fit the pages at 4.5 x 4.5 then some themed cardstock to use on pages.I often change my mind about colours and how to co-ordinate them but this is a good starting point.With these coloured bags you could cut cardstock slightly smaller 4 x 4 " for example as the bags are great colours for a border.

I gather my favourite stamps and die cuts and embellishments to decorate my on pages and the pannels i create later to slot into the paper bag inners and page inserts and pockets.

2.With small projects like this it is really enjoyable to just create and let your inspiration guide you! However, pages with square photo mounts and little photo holders are simple and lovely to add to pages i like to alternate them with ribbon and tag embellished photo mount space.

3.I created the front cover first and used it to inspire the choice of colours and embellis throughout the book.Different sorts of inks can create some lovely effects.Stazon ink is great for stamping onto hard surfaces it dries really less smudges(i used it on the brad for flower centre)Chalks or old pigment inks are great for inking the edges of cardstock they soften and create a lovely vintaged finish.I'd be lost without my embossong pens (i picked them up quite inexpensively) and they are great if you like to use parts of larger stamps.Embossing with clear powders can be effective and pearlised/glitter powders or the more rugged (Tim Holz)type can be used creatively to get a variety of lovely finishes.I used some Tim Holtz distress powders for my trees and sentiments on the photo mounts, and clear for my block text to the inner page of the cover.

4.Here are the pages completed onto the 4.5 x 4.5 cardstock.It is a good idea to get most of them together before adhering them to the actual paper bags.Once adhered biding the album is your choice i love to bind with ribbon and fibres they look lovely so I measure and carefully hand punch the holes! book rings are also great and the bind it all tool gives a neat bound finish.I've tried to show how i bind the fibres into the ribbon here.

Friday, 8 May 2009

Family Project

I have neglected my family scrapbooking... i've half finished 12 x 12 pages and although never short of inspiration as i love my small but lovely little famille i probably need a little challenge to get me going again.. I'm going to try to create my own die cut guided by a Big Picture scrapbooking tutorial and my blossoming bramley apple tree.They make it look so easy and i'll create a page to celebrate spring in my garden

Craft update

I've been a busy girl creating a few fairy and Tinkerbell albums.One special one for Lexi.. i'm just finishing off the personalisation.I may get to post a smilebox later of these scrummy fairy projects that i've loved doing.

Hello kitty!! i have dabbled with the cutting dies for a while now and feel happy with some finished products..I've become a little obsesssed with the new sizzlet range and after purchasing a few from a rather lovely lady on ebay i'm now going to emerse myself in A Kitty Challenge! A tagand or 4x4 album, A 6x6 album and an 8 x 8 album by June all with a summer and nature theme lets see the sunshine season in.

Here was my first ever kitty album it's up for auction and more creations are coming!

18th birthday celebrations

Deb's leah is 18 and Sam 21! K and I celebrating with them and here's a little something for Leah to keepsake in.